Norfolk, VA, is a city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Norfolk is an independent city with no county level of government. It is one of nine cities and seven counties that make up the Hampton Roads metro area, officially known as the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA.
The city is bordered to the west by the Elizabeth River and to the north by the Chesapeake Bay. It also shares land borders with the independent cities of Chesapeake to its south and Virginia Beach to its east. Norfolk is one of the oldest cities in Hampton Roads and one of the historical Tidewater cities.